Breaking news a little too close to home, a bomb explodes outside a Miami
And in Roanoke, the doors open on a mega store that promises one stop
The Flood Watches are being taken down, as the rain recedes. You can look
for sharply colder conditions later this afternoon, and overnight as well.
Stay tuned for all the details.
Don't go away, the news is next.
A Miami T-V station didn't have to send it's news crew very far to cover a
bomb explosion last night.
Just before news time the bomb exploded outside the studios at W-S-V-N,
killing a man.
SUPER=03-North Bay Village, FL;
Authorities say the bomb may have been attached to a trip wire.
The dead man was near a bus-stop shelter when the bomb went off.
((WE ARE TRYING TO FIND THE PRIMARY QUESTION AS TO WEHTHER THIS INDIVIDUAL WAS
AT THE BUS BENCH, OR SEATED ON THE BENCH OR JUST WALKING BY, WE HAVE NOT BEEN
ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE EXPLOSIVE DEVICE BELONGED TO THIS INDIVIDUAL OR
IF IT WAS ALREADY ON OR NEAR THE BUS BENCH AND HE MAY HAVE JUST BEEN
ACCIDENTIALLY WALKING BY. ))
SUPER=01-Det. Denis Morales/Metro-Dade Police;
OUT Q= WALKING BY.
Officials say the dead man had no connection to the T-V station.
U-S troops in Bosnia are on alert today for possible attacks.
"The New York Times" says intelligence reports suggest Muslim
fighters from Iran and elsewhere may try to strike U-S targets in Bosnia.
A possible motive could be retaliation for the life sentence given last
week to Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman.
Meanwhile, a senior NATO official says the headquarters of U-S troops in
Bosnia have been warned to look out for an American suspected of plotting
attacks against NATO forces.
President Clinton takes his State of the Union themes on the road today with
a trip to Kentucky.
He'll be touting the success of the 19-94 Crime Bill at a police station in
Then, he'll follow up his educational proposals with an address at a high
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill/Last Night;
In his state of the union speech last night, he challenged the Republicans
to never, ever again shut down the government.
IN Q=I ask you to consider
((I ASK YOU TO CONSIDER THAT WE SHOULD AT LEAST ENACT THESE SAVINGS THAT BOTH
PLANS HAVE IN COMMON AND GIVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THEIR BALANCED BUDGET, A TAX
CUT, LOWER INTEREST RATES AND A BRIGHTER
FUTURE. WE SHOULD DO THAT NOW AND MAKE PERMANENT DEFICITS YESTERDAY'S LEGACY."
OUT Q= yesterday's legacy.
The President's speech got both cheers and jeers from House Speaker Newt
Gingrich said today that Republicans are ready to make a ``down payment'' on
a balanced budget -- putting off major differences with Mr. Clinton until after
the November election.
In Roanoke --
The new Wal-Mart at Valley View has opened its doors to customers.
It's one of five superstores expected to open in Southwest Virginia this
Beth Myer has spent the morning at the new store.
Beth, what can you tell us about it?
(beth ad lib)
(rollcue: pick up a map as you walk in the door)
IN Q=this store is
SUPER=01-Bill Dillaha/Wal-Mart Regional Vice Pres.; :19
SUPER=01-Sherry Benson/Roanoke Resident; :42 (Quick)
OUT Q=all under one roof
(beth ad lib)
(mel q and a: What other stores are planned for Southwest Virginia?)
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7,
O-J plans to give his side of the story on television tonight,
and we'll show you the fate of this man trying to escape from the law.
music up full
Marijuana and large amounts of cash may be the reason a Roanoke man was
murdered last year.
Thomas Arthur Burton was convicted yesterday of killing Randy Carter
during a robbery at Carter's home.
In his testimony, Burton denied having any knowledge of the crime.
IN Q=Do you know
((DO YOU KNOW RANDY CARTER? NO SIR. HAVE YOU EVER MET RANDY CARTER. NO SIR.
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF RANDY CARTER? NO SIR.))
SUPER=02-John McGarvey/Burton's Attorney;
OUT Q=I did not.
It may have been the ball-cap police found in Carter's bedroom.
Burton admitted it was his, but offered only a theory: maybe one of the
other guys left it there.
IN Q=The court is
((CLIFFORD WECKSTEIN/JUDGE: THE COURT IS SATISFIED BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT
THAT MR. BURTON WAS PRESENT AND AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN THE ROBBERY OF MR.
CARTER AND IN THE MURDER THAT OCCURRED THEREIN.))
SUPER=01-Judge Clifford Weckstein/Roanoke Circuit Court
The judge spent just 15 minutes reviewing the evidence before finding Burton
guilty of first- degree murder.
O-J Simpson will do a lot of talking today, privately and publically, about
the murders of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown.
Tonight he's scheduled to give an interview on Black Entertainment
Today is also day three of his deposition in his civil suit.
Yesterday lawyers grilled Simpson about his actions and his ailibi the night
of the murders.
Some members of the Brown and Goldman families have been allowed to attend
((FRED GOLDMAN;AND WE ARE MORE THAN PLEASED WITH THE RESULTS SO FAR. ))
SUPER=01-Fred Goldman/Ron Goldman's Father; (quick!)
OUT Q=the results so far.
SUPER=04-January 24, 1995;
Today also marks the one year anniversary of the start of Simpson's criminal
In opening statements prosecutors promised to map a trail of blood linking
Simpson to the double homicide.
He was found not guilty nine months later.
A man wanted by police in Indianapolis chose death over jail last night
during a four hour police stand-off.
We caution you the video you are about to see is disturbing.
William Flanagan was wanted for allegedly stealing credit cards from mail
boxes in the Indianapolis area.
He was holed up in a room at a Holiday Inn.
Flanagan set fire to the room and then repeatedly dangled his foot out of
the window as he talked with police negotiatiors.
He then jumped to his death from the sixth floor.
GRAPHIC=vpi and su logo
Six Virginia Tech students have been suspended for two semesters after
admitting they left a fellow student in a remote area of Montgomery County one
night last month.
All of the students involved were members of the university's Corps of
The university will not release their names.
A spokesman for the university says the students clearly violated the
Blacksburg school's hazing ban.
TAPE#=edit of 95-5
Craig County school officials want to give parents some re- assurance-- the
high school is safe for students.
Superintendent Dallas Helems says an air- control team monitored the
building this morning... and found no levels of toxic gas.
Students were told to go home early yesterday after fumes penetrated
Officials say a pipe carrying fuel oil to the school's water heater broke
SUPER=03-Craig Co./Last Night;
Officials met with parents at the school last night.
The principal said he thought the pipe had been fixed--
Meanwhile, parents say something should have been done before now.
IN Q=They've traditionally
((LINDA GREENWAY/PARENT: THEY'VE HAD SCHOOL TEACHERS THAT HAVE BEEN SICK AND
THROWING UP FOR THREE WEEKS-- ONE WITH RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS.))
OUT Q=respiratory problems
Meanwhile, an environmentalist reassured parents the fuel is NOT
IN Q=We don't have
((JOHN SIMON/ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS: WE DON'T HAVE A POTENTIAL EXPLOSION
CHEMICAL HERE, OR ELSE, QUITE FRANKLY, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WOULD NOT ALLOW US
TO MEET IN THIS ROOM RIGHT NOW. ))
SUPER=01-John Simon/Environmental Consultants;
OUT Q=room right now
The pipe was fixed yesterday, but the high school opened one hour late today
as a precautionary measure.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 continues,
Alleghany County looks for help to stop damage from an old landfill,
meantime, residents in West Virginia are still trying to clean up the mess from
last week's flooding.
The Alleghany County Board of Supervisors is hoping to keep the Kim-Stan
Landfill from doing any damage to the area.
Although the landfill closed years ago-- lecheate continues to flow into
the Jackson River.
Last night, the board voted to apply for an I-S-T-E-A (Ice Tea) grant.
The federal money would help pay for construction of controlled wetlands--
which would absorb the harmful contaminants before they flow into the river.
IN Q=It's not a cure-all
((ESTON BURGE/ALLEGHANY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: IT'S NOT A CURE-ALL BY ANY STRETCH
OF THE IMAGINATION, BUT IT IS A MOVE FORWARD. IT'S POSITIVE, AND IT'S USING
SOMETHING THAT WILL NOT HAVE A LONG LASTING TREATMENT FACILITY FOR THE COUNTY
TO HAVE TO MAINTAIN AND ACTUALLY PAY FOR. ))
SUPER=01-Eston Burge/Alleghany Co. Adminstrator;
OUT Q=actually pay for
The project would also help protect the historic Oakland Presbyterian
Church and cemetery-- across the road from the landfill.
If approved, the estimated 147- thousand dollar pond will be built on C-S-X
It's not landfill runoff, but the runoff from last week's rain that's
behind a clean up effort in West Virginia.
SUPER=03-Greenbrier Co., WV;
The town of (RON-si-vert) Ronceverte was hard hit by flooding.
Over the weekend the Greenbrier River crested to twenty- three feet, causing
extensive damage to many homes and businesses.
Some say THIS flood was more costly than the one ten years ago.
SOT tape 1 11: 58:57
IN Q=Damage wise
((RICK BUTUYAN/RONCEVERTE RESIDENT: DAMAGE WISE IT'S A LITTLE WORSE BECAUSE OF
THE CURRENT, BUT THE HEIGHT OF THE WATER IS APPROXIMATELY ONE FOOT LESS THAN
WHAT WE HAD IN '85. ))
SUPER=01-Rick Butuyan/Ronceverte Resident;
OUT Q=we had in '85.
The American Red Cross and the National Guard have set- up shop in nearby
Both are working to distribute emergency supplies, and officials say anyone
who needs help will get it.
SOT tape 1 12:58:41
IN Q=They can
((VIVIAN CRANE/AMERICAN RED CROSS: THEY CAN ANTICIPATE THAT THOSE E.R.V.S WILL
BE COMING INTO THE AREA. EITHER GOING HOUSE TO HOUSE OR TO A FIXED FEEDING
SUPER=01-Vivian Crane/American Red Cross;
OUT Q=fixed feeding site.
A flood watch was in effect for the area, but has been lifted.
It's being called the largest bank merger in U-S history.
Wells Fargo and First Interstate Bancorp say they're merging, in a deal
valued at eleven-point-six billion dollars.
The union will create the nation's eighth biggest bank.
The financial picture at Norfolk Southern appears to be on the right track.
The railroad giant reports a record profit of 713-million-dollars for 1995,
up seven percent from the previous year.
The company's year-end and fourth quarter figures have come in above
Norfolk Southern has more than 32-hundred employees in our area.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
The Henry Street area is Roanoke's next step in the revitalization of the
Yesterday, Redevelopment and Housing Authority and the Henry Street Revival
Committee presented a plan to bring the area a step closer to resembling what
it looked like during the jazz era.
Len Besthoff reports.
IN Q=Nat Sot
SUPER=01-Rev. Noel Taylor/Former Roanoke Mayor; :19
SUPER=01-David Hill/Landscape Architect; :42
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
Former Mayor Noel Taylor has spent more than a decade trying to bring back a
hint of the days when jazz greats entertained the African American community in
Roanoke's Henry Street District.
A mixture of city employees and volunteers now believe they have a blueprint
IN Q=We think
((NOEL TAYLOR/FORMER ROANOKE MAYOR: WE THINK THAT THIS MAY BE THE MOST
SIGNIFICANT STEP FORWARD SINCE WE'VE COMPLETED THE HOTEL ITSELF.))
OUT Q=Hotel itself.
The plan calls for developing space for 11 clubs, restaurants, retail
stores, and offices; a new Housing Authority building, amphitheater, and radio
station, and moving the valley's Convention & Visitors Bureau there.
IN Q=For the
((DAVID HILL/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: FOR THE PLACE TO BE A SUCCESS YOU REALLY NEED
A CRITICAL MASS OF BUILDINGS TO BE BUILT AND COME TOGETHER AND OPEN ALL AT ONE
OUT Q=all at one time.
The pricetag? 18-million-dollars...the plan is to raise 13-million in the
private sector, and five-million from the city.
The mayor already appears willing to sign off on at least part of the plan.
IN Q=The streetscape
((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: THE STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS AND UTILITY
IMPROVEMENTS ON THIS AREA, IS ABOUT TWO-POINT-FIVE-MILLION-DOLLARS, YES, I
THINK IT'S DOABLE AND WE SHOULD DO IT.))
OUT Q=should do it.
IN Q=Transferring a
((Transferring a neighborhood like this one doesn't happen overnight. City
council still has to approve the project, millions of dollars must still be
raised, and construction at a minimum will take two years. Len Besthoff,
OUT Q=LB, News-7.))
Investors have been feeling a little more optimistic about the
prospects for a budget agreement after comments today by House
Speaker Newt Gingrich.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was UP fifty points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Stick around -
Just ahead, Patrick will have the latest in high school hoops,
and a storm is coming to the Hill City, and the residents there can't wait to
MUSIC UP FULL
GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports
A storm is headed for Lynchburg, and folks are hoping it does some damage...
It's the city's newest minor league football team.
Yesterday team officials unveiled the team and its name.
The Lynchburg Storm will take the field this August...its home games will be
played in City Stadium.
Organizers hope to capitalize on the area's big appetite for football.
The Storm will play in the Mason Dixon League of the American Football
They've already landed this year's All Star game at City Stadium.
GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS
It wasn't a good night for another Lynchburg team though.
The Hilltoppers of E.C. Glass suffered a 90 to 56 loss last night to G.W.
SUPER=03-Danville/Hilltoppers vs. Eagles; :00
The Hilltoppers try to make a statement early as Raden Vereen takes the
inbounds and makes a move to the hoop for two.
But they are no match for the Eagles as Marcus Cunningham's pass inside is
turned into a slam dunk by Bobby Wimbush.
Nathan Poole picks up the loose ball at half court and takes it all the way
in for another slam and the Eagles really start to fly..
SUPER=33-G.W. Danville/=90/E.C. Glass/=56;
Cunningham then moves to the outside as the Eagles smash the Hilltoppers
90-to-56 to move to 14-and-oh on the season.
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops
In another high school hoops battle, both Liberty and Altavista had four
players in double figures last night. But the Minutemen were able to
defend their 11 and OH record.
Steve Mason has more.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Bedford/Colonels vs. Minutemen; :00
SUPER=01-Mark Hanks/Liberty Head Coach; :16
SUPER=01-Mike Cartolaro/Altavista Head Coach; :23
SUPER=01-J.J. Coles/Scored 17 Points; 1:14
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
(********toss to mel************)
(********mel and patrick ad lib***********)
Coming up today on News 7 at FIVE's Health Check report, experts are
issuing a warning about new strains of the AIDS virus possibly entering the
Plus, the ethical debates around advancements in medicine, such as organ
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